Posts Tagged ‘startups’

TechFW Names Blackburn as its New Executive Director

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Fort Worth-based tech incubator TechFW announced it promoted Hayden Blackburn to executive director, effective Sept. 15. Blackburn will take over for Darlene Boudreaux, who had served as executive director since August 2006, and who will remain with the program as

Locavore Whips Up Commercial Kitchen for ‘Foodie Trailblazers’

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Food entrepreneurs have a new commercial kitchen in Fort Worth where they can try their hand at mass producing their favorite recipes in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Locavore, or local foods, opened a few months ago on Hawthorne Avenue …

Health Wildcatters Names Six Startups for Fall Cohort

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Health Wildcatters announced Wednesday the six new companies that comprise the health-care startup accelerator’s fall 2018 cohort.

The companies come from across the country as well as Israel, and began the accelerator’s program on Monday. They are participating in …

Digital Fight Club Expanding its Bouts to Boston & Beyond

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Dallas’ own Digital Fight Club will expand to Boston this October with more cities lining up to host the verbal sparring event in 2019.

Michael Pratt, president and founder of Digital Fight Club, said he wanted to add his own

Dallas’ Roomored Now Designing Virtual Walk-throughs for Major Homebuilders

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

With the touch of his fingers, Farrukh Malik navigates from room to room inside a digital floor plan for a house.

A few swipes later, he’s changing the color and style of cabinets, the countertops, flooring, and paint. He’s swapping …

Pilotworks Has a Startup Sensibility With On-Demand Kitchen Space

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Pilotworks brings a stalwart of the startup world — coworking and incubator space — to the food preparation industry.

“Pilotworks is a new kind of business on a mission to change the landscape of the food industry, helping aspiring food …

Q+A: Modular is Taming the Wild Frontier of Distributed Networks

Posted by Aaron Cook

Nirvana. Maroon 5. Weezer. The Ramones. Some of the world’s most influential bands started out in their garage.

Garages, however, aren’t just a petri dish for experimenting musicians. They’re a breeding ground for earth-shattering tech and mind blowing business concepts, …

Q+A: On-time Package Delivery? Dallas Startup CEO Says it’s Not a Far-fetched Idea

Posted by Aaron Cook

Apartment living is the ultimate social experiment.

From thin walls that give you more insight into your neighbors lifestyle than you want, to the fight for the last parking spot, to those awkward resident pool parties. Yah, it’s safe to …

Dallas Startup Week 2018: Day 3 Roundup

Posted by Dallas Innovates

We’re getting information overload over here in a good way. So many inspiring and insightful moments so far in Dallas Startup Week and there’s still plenty of things left to come. 

In an education session at Wild Detectives yesterday afternoon, …

Business of Social: Bringing the Entrepreneurial Mindset into Nonprofits

Posted by Katie Kelton

Social impact took centerstage Tuesday morning at Dallas Startup Week as Dallas-based leaders gathered to talk about the role of social entrepreneurship in nonprofit organizations.

In the panel, So You Want to Do Some Good, speakers discussed the pros …

Dallas Startup Week 2018: Day 2 Roundup

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Dallas Startup Week is in full swing!

Last night, the startup community gathered at the historic Longhorn Ballroom for drinks, dancing, and live music by Raised Right Men during the official launch party. 


Before we dive into today’s events, …

Applications Open for 3rd Annual Health Innovation Competition

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Health Wildcatters is seeking early stage health care startups to pitch in its third annual competition coming up in May 16 during the Healthcare Dealmakers Conference in Dallas.

The Dallas-based seed accelerator and coworking space is focused on helping early …

UTD Class Teaches the Business Side of Brewery Startup

Posted by Jeanne Spreier

UTDallas_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Gold Founding SponsorCraft brewing contributed $4.9 billion to the Texas economy last year, according to Richard Harrison, PhD, an associate professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. Harrison, a self-described craft beer enthusiast, got the idea for a college course …

Venture X to Open Coworking Space in Galleria Area

Posted by Lance Murray

Venture X Dallas will hold a grand opening for its new Galleria area professional coworking space on April 5, adding another player to the burgeoning coworking market in North Texas.

The new facility at 5301 Alpha Road, Suite E80, is …

Photos: Scenes From Inspire Frisco

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Major players in Frisco — including Mayor Jeff Cheney — are working to unite the entrepreneurial spirit in the city with a new organization called Inspire Frisco. The group held a launch party Thursday at Hall Park Sip Lounge to …

Inspire Frisco: Building a Network for Frisco Entrepreneurs

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Major players in Frisco — including Mayor Jeff Cheney — are working to unite the entrepreneurial spirit in the city with a new organization called Inspire Frisco.

The group held a launch party Thursday to give an outline of its …

North Texas Startups Among MassChallenge’s 2018 Cohort

Posted by Lance Murray

MassChallenge has announced that 84 early-stage startups, including some from North Texas, will join together in Austin for its first Texas-based accelerator.

MassChallenge is a not-for-profit global network of zero-equity startup accelerators.

According to a release, the 84 startups come …

WeWork Creator Awards 2018 Applications Now Open

Posted by Taylor Lowder

WeWork is once again looking to give a funding boost to creatives all over the world through its Creator Awards and North Texans are eligible to apply. 

The New York-based coworking company established the Creator Awards in 2017 to acknowledge …

The New Frontiers:
DFW Companies Leading the Charge

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Research and advisory firm Gartner announced its top tech trends for 2018. Here’s a quick glance at some of the Dallas-Fort Worth companies leading the charge in each arena.

AI Foundations

Flux Farms

The Dallas-based software startup has developed inexpensive …

Follow the Money: MediBookr Seed Round Nets $675K, defi Solutions Has $55M Series C Raise

Posted by Lance Murray


MediBookr, the Dallas-based health-care shopping platform, raised $675,000 in seed funding that will go toward product enhancement and client support.

The MediBookr website and mobile app allows users to search for and find health-care …